Bell Media lets at least 2 Managers including Les Staff & Stew Myers out the gate…

CTV Vancouver executive Les Staff has left his position with the station

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Published on January 19, 2021 at 2:31 am by Voice Over

Is Journalism Dead? by Byron Christopher…

It wasn’t always like this. Journalism was once regarded as an honourable and trustworthy profession. Mind you, it was never perfect. For example, some reporters accepted junkets, failing to mention in their reports that they were on the take.

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Published on January 18, 2021 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Radio Man’s Faves with The Beach Boys…

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.

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Published on at 9:03 pm by Radio Man

Tuesday in Broadcast History .. January 19th…

Joe Chesney (pictured) got his own Langley (BC) radio station CJJC on the air at 850 KHz.
The first episode of the soon-to-be-iconic ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ was filmed.
68% of all US TV sets were tuned in as Lucy gave birth on CBS-TV’s ‘I Love Lucy.’
Two years later, CBS-TV debuted ‘The Millionaire” with Marvin Miller.
And three decades later, that same network introduced the first edition of the newsmagazine show ’48 Hours.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 19th INSIDE

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Published on at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

The CBC’s toxic workplace exposed after arbitrator sides with fired reporter

It was on November 28, 2019, three weeks after Khan blasted Cherry as “xenophobic,” that one of his fellow CBC reporters — Austin Grabish — booted up the laptop that Khan had used to cover the Grey Cup, whereupon he discovered that Khan had forgotten to log off his personal Twitter and WhatsApp accounts. (by Jonathan Kay – National Post)

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Published on at 11:09 am by Voice Over

How the NDP Tamed BC’s Media, by Harvey Oberfeld

My, my how things have changed!

BC’s media used to be known for its aggressive questioning and keeping politicians’ feet to the fire. Not any more!

Now, a single interview by a broadcaster who asked tough questions of Premier John Horgan actually warranted a full newspaper piece by the Dean of BC’s newspaper columnists!

Here’s how the BC NDP controls the media …

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Published on at 8:54 am by Voice Over

CNN Pushes to Close Down Newsmax TV

CNN is making no mistake about it: It wants to censor and close Newsmax from broadcasting as a cable news channel.

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Published on at 8:45 am by Voice Over

Radio Man’s Faves with Black Sabbath…

Black Sabbath were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. They are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music.

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Published on January 17, 2021 at 9:03 pm by Radio Man

Monday in Broadcast History .. January the 18th…

This was the date that Canadian content music quotas first came into effect for AM radio stations.
Victoria’s second radio station CKDA started broadcasting, some 27 years after the first station debuted.
Lee Majors’ starring vehicle, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ premiered on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV aired the 100th episodes of both the sitcom ‘Good Times’ and ‘Northern Exposure,’ 17 years apart.
And prolific producer Norman Lear scored yet another sitcom spinoff as ‘The Jeffersons’ (as pictured) debuted on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 18th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Numeris Scrapping TV Diary Survey

Alongside Numeris’ announcement Thursday that it’s rolling out its cross-platform Video Audience Measurement (VAM) solution nationally, the broadcast measurement agency revealed in a communique to members that it’s scrapping its TV Diary service.

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Published on at 12:35 pm by Voice Over